COVID-19 Update


COVID-19 UPDATE  (6/10/2021)

Mary's place by the sea is currently open for in-person day retreats at this time. 

ALL GUESTS, VOLUNTEERS, STAFF AND PRACTITIONERS CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS IN OUR HOME, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GRACE AS WE CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR GUESTS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. 

Reopening Protocol for Guests  

The following protocols have been put in place for the health and safety of our guests. For those who are unable to visit our home at this time, Mary's Place continues to offer virtual services daily.  If you are interested in learning more about virtual services, please email virtualguest@marysplacebythesea.org
 

Screening

Upon arrival to Mary’s Place, you will be met by a staff member at the door and have your temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be allowed to remain in the home. If at any time during your stay you develop a fever, you will be asked to leave immediately. All volunteers and staff will also be screened and will have their temperatures taken each time they enter the home. 

Doctor’s Clearance - Recommended to Attend

We recommend that you reach out to your oncologist to ask for their blessing to visit Mary’s Place by the Sea. We feel that having your doctor’s input will give you peace of mind in your travels to our home which is a communal setting.

Doctor’s Note - Mandatory for Massage and Reflexology

If you wish to have an oncology massage or reflexology during your visit, a doctor’s note is REQUIRED. Please have your Doctor indicate that you are cleared for these services on their letterhead or on a script pad. You may email the letter to or fax to 732-361-0135.

Travel

If you have not already, please visit the following link to review current New Jersey Travel Guidelines. When you make your reservation, you will be asked to confirm that you have read and reviewed current New Jersey COVID Travel Guidelines and Restrictions, and that based on that information you are eligible to travel to Mary's Place by the Sea. 
 

 

Masks

Everyone needs to wear a mask at all times while in Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place by the Sea can provide you with a clean mask to wear throughout your retreat.

Hand Sanitizer

Mary’s Place provides “no-touch” hand sanitizer stations throughout the home for your use. We also encourage you to practice frequent hand washing.

Cleaning/Common Areas

The house undergoes a medical grade cleaning twice per week, in between our retreats. In addition, volunteers and practitioners are be trained to clean the various common areas, service rooms and spa spaces, throughout the day and between sessions. Volunteers pay special attention to high traffic areas and wipe down door knobs, elevator buttons, railings in the stairwells and push bars on doors, as well as other frequently touched areas in the home. 

Capacity

Mary’s Place by the Sea has significantly reduced the number of people in the home daily. At this time we are welcoming a maximum of 4 guests for each day retreat. We are also limiting the number of volunteers and practitioners coming in and out of the home on a given day.

Services & Social Distancing

Individual and Group Services allow for social distancing (6 ft apart) between guests and practitioners. The only exceptions to this are for oncology massage, reiki therapy and reflexology. If you are receiving oncology massage, you may remove your mask when lying on your stomach.
Some group services are broken into two groups for sessions such as yoga.

Please also note that some services that are usually offered may not be available during your visit. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these times.

Dining

 Mary’s Place has significantly reduced the number of guests dining together to a maximum of 3 in one seating area, to allow for proper social distancing. 

Masks are worn in the kitchen during meal prep and service.


 

Mary’s Place offers a wide range of complimentary services to our guests.  We work with you to customize your visit so that you can take advantage of as many, or as few, of these services as you want.  We can also develop customized services if you let us know what you need in advance.  All of our services are provided by experienced, highly-qualified practitioners. Some services include: Oncological Massage, Reiki/Healing Touch therapy, Integrative Self-Care Therapies, Nutritional counseling, Journal Writing, Social Worker/Counseling, Gentle Yoga.